STAMFORD, Conn, July 22, 2008 – Jenny McCarthy and Generation Rescue will take their fight against Autism to a WWE ring during Saturday Night’s Main Event® on August 2, 2008 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
World Wrestling Entertainment® Superstars from RAW®, SmackDown® and ECW® will be joined by Ben Stiller, Toby Keith, Jewel and Billy Ray Cyrus among others for a very special edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event to join the fight against autism and support Generation Rescue.
“Many of our viewers have children or friends who are affected by autism and the WWE is committed to helping fund programs for families in need and advancing research that will help this generation of children,” said WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Throughout the show, WWE Superstars will encourage viewers to donate their time and money to better educate themselves on the subject of autism. Beginning the week of July 21, www.wwe.com will offer news and information from Generation Rescue on autism and promoting autism awareness.
“I love the WWE and when Vince McMahon called me and said he wanted to join the fight and help families suffering with autism I was really excited,” said actress and best-selling author Jenny McCarthy. “Who better to have on your side in a fight than WWE?”
Generation Rescue is a parent-founded, parent-led organization of more than 450 mentor families and leading researchers and clinicians from around the globe. Generation Rescue’s mission is to continue to discover and share the truth with families about the potential cause of their child's neurological disorders so they can focus on effective treatments. Additional information about Generation Rescue can be found at www.generationrescue.org.
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